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CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:30am EST
palace in cairo is the scene of violent clashes between supporters of president mohamed morsi and his opponent. morsi has been in office since june. only four months. but he has angered opposition forces by granting himself sweeping new powers. mr. morsi is aligned with islamists like the muslim brotherhood. he has proposed a new constitution. one with little input from one side. the secular forces that swept morsi's predecessor hose ny bu barack from power nearly two years ago. morsi says a referendum will be held december 15 on the egyptian constitution. it will be up to the egyptian sipses to vote yet or no. -- citizens to vote yes or no. but morsi opponents dismissed the move as a ploy, including his opponent, mohamed el- baradei. one of morsi's highest profile opponents and former head of the u.n.'s nuclear regulatory agency. >> we will continue to push until we get a proper develop a institution. >> what is the key question? >> i think the key question is, is morsi's presidency in nature. and you have strong forces against him. everyone is united against him. >> behind him is th
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
on a larger scale for you. does that help you any, pat? worst politician 2012 egypt's mohammed morsy. heralded as a states man after his role in mediating the gaza cease fire and plunged his country into chaos by grounding him executive of absolute power which caused an outcry and tried to rush through a constitutional referendum. worst politician. okay. most defining political moment, pat? >> governor chris christie embraces barack obama and hurricane sandy. bye-bye mitt. >> anyway, bye-bye mitt happened earlier than that. the 47% tape that was leaked that had him stating that he didn't have to carry about 47% of the public. also the decision to uphold most of obamacare was another defining political moment. >> when i share eleanor's view, i think that video of obama on that 47% of the american public whom he said were happily dependent on the american government -- >> romney. >> who did i say? >> obama. >> obama. definitely not obama. >> go ahead with it. >> but that -- i don't think romney did this with anticipation that it might suddenly come out. but when it came out, it was the worst pol
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
martin, thank you. in egypt the concession offered late yesterday by president mohammed morsi has failed to satisfy hits opponents. and tonight the regime appears to be preparing for the long haul. allen pizzey is in cairo. >> in a scene of chaotic as the country's politics, egypt's main opposition group its tonight rejected the constitution drawn up by the government, along with a referendum on it scheduled for next week en. in doing so they also said no to a form of compromise offered by president mohammed morsi who late last night rescinded a decree giving him unlited powers. morsi immediately issued a new decree that does of the same thing with the figure leave of a totally new constitution within six months. if the referendum rejects the present draft. the opposition is convicted morsi's muslim brotherhood wants to redraw the face of egypt. but the final goal isn't that clear according to khalid fahmy. >> they have an agenda of controlling all the institutions of the state. for what purpose, is significant to know. it is not necessarily to turn it into an islamic country. >> reporte
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
, thank you. in egypt, president mohamed morsi has become a lightning rod for protests since he claimed near absolute power for himself. well, there were more violent demonstrations today over a proposed new constitution for egypt and holly williams is there. >> reporter: rival protesters clashed head on today outside cairo's presidential palace. president mubarak's opponents say -- president morsi's opponents say the knew constitution fails to protect basic rights, especially those of women. his supporters, many conservative muslims, say that's untrue and both sides blamed each other for the violent confrontation. two years ago during the egyptian revolution these groups worked together to top it will country's long-time dictator. now they're back on the streets fighting each other. at a meeting called by the opposition today this man accused one of their leaders of being a holdover of the old regime and was quickly shouted down. we stopped mohammed elbaradei as he tried to leave. just one question for cbs news! >> reporter: he's a former presidential candidate and told us he doesn't t
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
people were killed overnight in clashes in egypt. supporters of president mohamed morsi battled protesters outside the palace. demonstrators are trying to stop a referendum on the new constitution. the constitution was written by conservative supporters of morsi without contribution from liberal legislators or religious minorities. >>> there has been a significant drop in illegal immigration after nearly a decade of steady increases. according to the latest census, the number of illegal immigrants in the united states was estimated at 11.1 million in 2011. that's compared to the peak of 12 million in 2007. researchers say the weak economy in the united states is what's causing the decline. >>> busy signals, dropped calls, all too familiar afor instances for people -- aannounces for people who use 911. but one congressman is blaming verizon wireless for the problems. >> jerry connolly described a subpar 911 system run by verizon. now he wants the federal communications system to help fix it. ken molestina tells us how. >> i guess i would give it a d. >> reporter: virginia congres
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
in the worst crisis there since the revolution two years ago. egypt's first elected president, mohamed morsi, wanted to bring calm with a televised address tonight. he didn't. last month, morsi granted himself near-absolute power. thousands of protesters are demanding that morsi scrap a proposed new constitution that they fear will take away many of their rights. holly williams is in cairo for us tonight. holly. >> reporter: well, scott, some people here thought that after days of protest and bloodshed, president morsi would make a major concession tonight, but what he did offer won't be enough theirs opponents. they wanted him to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago, and they wanted him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, which is due to take place in under 10 days' time. they say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't do either of these things. instead, he offered to give up just one of his new powerses, a vaguely worded right to take all necessary steps to protect the coun
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
in the streets of egypt today during a phone conversation, president obama told president mohamed morsi that the violence there is unacceptable. at least six people have been killed as morsi supporters and opponents fought outside of the presidential palace. opponents marched on the palace last night calling on morsi to step down. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: some people hope that after days of protest and bloodshed president morsi would make a major concession when he addressed the nation but he didn't do that. his opponents want to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago and postpone a referendum on egypt as new constitution which is due to take place in over a week. critics say the constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. president morsi didn't do either of those thing. instead he offered to give up one power, a vaguely right to take any necessary measure to protect the country. he would give up all of his new powers once the referendum has taken place. >> you mentioned president morsi addressing the egyptian
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
but in republican primaries across the country. >>> egyptian president mohamed morsi is not backing down. demonstrators continue to protest his decision to declare his laws above judicial review. morsi addressed the nation thursday and refused to delay a referendum on the country's new constitution set for next week. >>> the united states is closely monitoring the syrian army. defense secretary leon panetta says intelligence reports showed syrian military could be preparing chemical weapons to use against its own people. the united states has been reluctant to use military force to depose president assad and is still trying to find a diplomatic resolution to the fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton met with her russian counterpart thursday to discuss the matter. russia remains one of syria's strongest allies. >>> licenses for same-sex marriage are being issued in maryland now. just a few couples picked them up around the state but they have to wait till at least 12:01 on new year's day for the actual ceremony. karen and her partner of 29 years, this was a big milestone. >> so exc
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
, including a deadly confrontation here in cairo last night. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi battled for control of the streets around the presidential palace. they fought with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. egypt state tv says six people were killed. president morsi supporters camped out on the streets and opponents are planning more protest later today. we're just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard they are ordering all protesters off the streets near the pallets and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's opponents are angry about a new constitution due to be put to a referendum a vote, in less than ten days' time saying he is a dictator and under the new constitution, it represents his islam and fails to protect basic rights and freedoms. the president's supporter meanwhile, accuse the opposition of trying to derail egypt's democratic transition. president morsi says that he wants to negotiate, but is determined to push ahead with the referendum. and in the midst of t
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